The Slovenia Times

Slovenia Contributes 23 Records to Guinness World Records 2014


A Slovenian has cycled the biggest distance on an exercise bicycle, while the country hosted the biggest gathering of accordions.

Another world record was broken when a crowd of 1,272 people, mostly pupils and their parents, including an STA team, gathered to paint the walls of ten primary schools.

Skier Tina Maze earned herself a place in the book by sharing for the first time ever a gold medal in Alpine skiing at the Soči Winter Olympics.

Another breathtaking Slovenian achievement is a gigantic postcard, measuring 52.48 sq. meters.

A tourist attraction Predjamski grad, a 35-metre high fortress built in a cliff near Postojna, was included in the book on the authors' initiative.

"This is quite extraordinary. In the last years, the castle is being listed among ten most prominent, striking castles in the world. We have nothing to do with that, people noticed it by themselves," the castle spokesperson Igor Blažina said at the launch of the book.

The first book of Guinness World Records was issued in 1955 and so far over 132 million printed copies and three million e-books have been sold in over 100 countries. The book has been translated in 20 languages.

The first Slovenian copy was published in 1978.


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